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Sisterhoods of Young Adult Lit

Sisterhoods of Young Adult Lit

This one’s dedicated to my sister Diana: my little sister and eternal companion. The relationship between sisters is an intricate one experienced in a very profound, poignant and visceral way. Beautiful at points and insufferable at others, whoever doesn’t understand wanting [...]

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March Madness 2015: Round 1, Division B

March Madness 2015: Round 1, Division B

Welcome to our second annual March Madness tournament!  During Girls in Capes' March Madness, we search for fan favorites in a single category.  (Check out last year's winner here!) This year's category is Sisterhood, and we have a bracket full of [...]

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The Popularity of Rebellion

The Popularity of Rebellion

If we burn, you burn with us!” Katniss Everdeen shouts at a camera in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Her message to their oppressive government in the Capitol -- and a motto for her rebellion to adopt. Stories about rebellions and revolutions [...]

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Editor’s Letter: For Positive Changes

Editor’s Letter: For Positive Changes

December is usually the time of year when we start reflecting on our progress and our actions. It's when we calculate how close we got to achieving our New Year's resolutions from way back in January.  It's when we look [...]

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The Mother Formula in YA

The Mother Formula in YA

The portrayal of good parental figures is not usually a priority in young adult novels, mostly because the type of parent they are and their presence in the story is dictated by what will happen in the novel and the [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Non-Canon Couples

Our Favorite Things: Non-Canon Couples

It's Love Story Week here at Girls in Capes, which concludes this Valentine's Day. To celebrate in the geekiest way possible, our wonderful staff has composed its list of very favorite non-canon couples in geekdom. Check out what we thought should've [...]

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GIC Best of 2013: Supporting Ladies

GIC Best of 2013: Supporting Ladies

I have a glass of champagne in my hand, and I’m ready to close out 2013 in the right way: celebrating all the ladies. While we still have leagues to go, 2013—especially in its twilight—has been a great year for women [...]

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On Our List: November 2013

On Our List: November 2013

"Since Christmas songs are playing so early in November, I thought I'd follow the airwaves lead by watching a Christmas film this past weekend.  So I finally got around to watching Tokyo Godfathers.  Directed by the late Satoshi Kon, the [...]

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